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Standard ticket £15

Abundant ticket £20

Low wage £5

SONG MEDICINE: 

WHEN    7.30-9.30pm, weekly on Thursday evenings
WHERE  Studio 2 (First Floor), Telegraph Hill Community Centre, Kitto Rd, London                        SE14 5TY (regretfully, this space is not wheelchair accessible, but we're on                    the waiting list for a space that is)
WHO      Adults of all ages (non-disruptive teenagers 14+ also welcome, but be                             warned, Assamiya can be sweary!)
HOW      Buy your ticket online (no sales on the door)
WHAT    The basic structure is 
              🟊 7.15pm arrival and registration
              🟊 7.30pm open, housekeeping and group check-in
              🟊 physical and vocal warm-ups
              🟊 learn and sing a song by ear (call & response, 2/3/4 part harmony, rounds)
              🟊 8.30pm (ish) tea break 
              🟊 learn and sing one or two more songs 
              🟊 group check-out
              🟊 9.30pm close and those who wish to, head to a local pub to socialise

Singing can be done standing, sitting on a chair, sitting on the floor or moving round the space - whichever is most comfortable for you! You will never be asked to sing on your own and we don't use sheet music or "perform". 

Our aim is to allow your thinking mind to take a rest, your nervous system to regulate, your body to relax and your heart to expand. Our closing circles are full of smiley, chilled out and very present people!

A chance to play

Frankly, all this adulting can get waaaaay too serious and tiring. Am I right? 

Our Song Medicine gatherings will support you to to leave your to-do list at the door, shake loose, connect with your playful inner child and remember what fun feels like! You'll be given simple, professional voice tips to help you express yourself with maximum confidence and minimum anxiety. Pick the voice part that feels most comfotable for you, or try different ones! It's all a delicious experiment.

NO sheet music to read

NO focus on the product, just the experience

NO performances - just the magic we create together in the moment

EVERY voice is welcome

You're the boss of your experience!

As a trauma-informed-space, the emphasis in these gatherings will be encouraging you to FEEL into whether your body is saying YES or NO to any particular exercise/activity. There's no obligation. If Assamiya suggests something, and you don't want to do it, GREAT! Just don't do that thing. Learning to listen to our own internal NO is vital for our wellbeing. 

Join in every single note with gusto, spend the whole evening listening, watch for a bit and drink tea, go to the loo when you need to, take a break to be with any emotions that may arise... it's ALL good and it's all welcome. 

You know what you need.

Woman Drinking Coffee
Friends

GETTING SOCIABLE

Part of our ethos at Heart Song Collective is to build community (something that can be hard to find in the modern world). When we belong, connect and empathise with one another, we all prosper. And when we're better resourced as humans, we are better able to act as responsible guardians to our envirnoment.

 

Our hope is that the Song Medicine gatherings and other HSC events will enable friendships to blossom and that, as a vibrant, multigenerational and multicultural community, we'll be more resilient to the slings and arrows that life can throw our way.